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  2. Amman
  3. Mount Nebo

From Amman: Half-Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo

Product ID: 208653
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Explore ancient ruins and top regional attractions in central Jordan on this private half-day tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo. Visit Saint George’s Church in Madaba, home to beautiful Byzantine mosaics depicting the Holy Land and Jordan.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation

Pickup optional

Hotel pick up from centrally located hotel in Amman. Please advise the name and address of your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ruins of a Byzantine church that once stood on the hilltop
  • Gain insight into biblical legend for which this ancient corner of the world is famous
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the Jordan Valley to Jericho and Jerusalem from Mount Nebo
Full description
Start your tour with a pick up from your centrally located Amman hotel. Relax in your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your knowledgeable driver, and travel south to Madaba, known for its exquisite Byzantine mosaics. After an approximate 1-hour drive, arrive in Madaba and head inside Saint George’s Church with a local guide. This 19th-century Greek Orthodox basilica is home to the famous Madaba Mosaic Map, a 6th-century A.D. floor mosaic that depicts the ancient Holy Land and Jordan. Gaze at this masterpiece and its richly detailed renderings of Jerusalem, Jericho, the Dead Sea, and other biblical sites as your guide explains how it was unearthed in 1897.

Having admired the mosaic, drive to Mount Nebo, the hill where, according to the bible, Moses was not only granted a view of the Promised Land but also died. Take in the stunning views from the summit that extend over the Jordan Valley, and on a clear day, can stretch as far as Jericho and Jerusalem. Meet up with a local guide and go inside the excavated remains of the Byzantine church that once graced the hilltop. Here, archaeologists have uncovered a series of floor mosaics dating from between the 4th and 6th century A.D. Marvel at these intricate artworks with their still-vivid illustrations of peacocks, soldiers, horses, and hunters, as your guide shares facts about their creation and discovery. After your visit to this marvelous Franciscan Monastery of Mount Nebo, return to your vehicle and make the drive back to Amman. Your tour ends with a drop off at your Amman hotel.

Upgrade: Make this day a full day tour and add the visits of Madaba Archeological Park and Mount Nebo La Storia Museum. You will take an exciting journey through history to experience Jordan’s religious, historical and cultural heritage. Visit the museum, the largest mosaic portrait, as well as the handicraft center.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transfer by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entrance fees to Madaba Saint George Church and Mount Nebo
  • Local English-speaking guide at Madaba Saint George Church and Mount Nebo
What’s Not Included
  • Food, unless the option with lunch selected (vegetarian meal by request)
  • Drink
  • Gratuities (tips to the driver are recommended)
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Hotel pick up from centrally located hotel in Amman. Please advise the name and address of your hotel.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• For clients holding a Jordan Pass, the corresponding entrance fees to be refunded at the destination
• Pick up and drop-off from Amman Queen Alia International Airport available by request for a layover day tour
• Local SIM cards and Wi-Fi are available upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge of approximately 20 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company)
• Please note most local tourist restaurants in Jordan are non-alcoholic
Organized by

Zaid Tours and Travel

Product ID: 208653